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  • The 'Molar' Express December 10, 2016
    Free pictures with Santa, Toy's for Tot's toy drive, music, food, and entertainment for the family. Come dressed in pajamas or Christmas attire. Drawings for prizes and much more.
  • Toy Drive Basketball Competition December 10, 2016
    Help to make a foster child's Christmas merry and bright this year by participating in this great cause. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Hosted by Matress Firm.
  • Chautauqua Learning Series - Dec 2016 December 10, 2016
    This lecture series is based on the Chautauqua movement which began in Chautauqua, New York, in 1875, and spread throughout the rural United States in the following years. It provided educational lectures and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television.
  • Family Fun Saturdays 12-10-2016 December 10, 2016
    A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.
  • Abilene Championship Major Zone December 10, 2016
    Abilene Tennis Association sanctioned by USTA. Tennis tournament for boys and girls, singles, 12 to 18 years old.

26th Annual Christmas Lane lights and more!

Don’t forget to head over to the Abilene State Supported Living Center for the 26th Annual Christmas Lane. Over 105 outdoor exhibits to enjoy, talk to Santa, call the North Pole, and more! Open from 6-10 pm until December 23rd! You don’t want to miss out!
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December 2016 ArtWalk: The Giving Spree

Join us for the Center for Contemporary Arts December Art Walk: The Giving Spree in Downtown Abilene on Thursday, December 8th from 5-8pm! This month give the gift of a membership to your loved one or purchase original artwork by one of our artist members.

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USTA will generate $5.5 Million into Abilene over next 3 years!

The Abilene Tennis Association, the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Abilene Sports Alliance have partnered to play host the Championship Masters (12s),Championship Masters (14s–18s) and the Grand Slam Selection Champions for the next three years! The economic impact over the next three years will bring $5.5 million into Abilene! Thank you to everyone who has made this bid possible! #visitabilene


Week of Nov 28th – Dec 4th


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City Sidewalks Parade 2016


Join us in Downtown Abilene tomorrow night, November 29th from 5-8 pm for the annual City Sidewalks & Coca Cola Fox 15 Christmas Lights Parade! Sponsored by the Abilene Downtown Association. Rediscover the charm of Christmas in downtown as merchants, museums and galleries open their doors for an evening of holiday cheer! Activities include a Fox 15 Abilene Christmas Lights parade, community tree, performances by Abilene Independent School District students and free goodies.

City Sidewalks: 5 – 8 p.m.
Parade: 6:30 p.m.
Tree lighting: 7:30 p.m.

12 Days of Christmas!


The holiday season is finally here and we have a bunch of exciting things planned for you! Coming up is the 12 Days Of Christmas happening for the first 12 days of December. It includes 12 different gift ideas that you can purchase right here at the ACVB! And as a gift from us to you, we will be giving away one of each of the 12 gift ideas! Happy happy holidays to all of our followers! Stay tuned for more info!
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Family Fun Saturday!

Head to the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature this afternoon from 1-4 for a Family Fun Saturday! A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

Thankful Thursday


Its #ThankfulThursday and we would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and our blog!

Craft Fair 2016

Just a friendly reminder that the Fall 2016 People Party Craft Fair is this Saturday, November 19th at 357 Walnut St.
Abilene, TX 79601 from 10 am – 10 pm! 50+ vendors, food trucks, live music and drinks served by The Warehouse. Featuring an array of handcrafted items such as jewelry, handmade soaps, screen printed graphic tees, home decor, woodwork and more. You don’t want to miss this!


Nutcracker 2016


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Don’t miss out on one of Abilene’s favorites of all time, The Nutcracker! This 29th annual, full length classic ballet, is complete with fabulous sets, drops, costumes and guest artists. A local cast of 120 dancers perform this beautiful presentation. ABT is a nonprofit, a member of Regional Dance America/Southwest and Abilene’s only regional ballet company.

The Nutcracker will be held at the Historic Paramount Theatre Friday, November 18th – Sunday, November 20th!
Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 & 8 p.m.
Sun., 2:30 p.m

Call 325-675-0303 for tickets.

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